Opinion: Obamas make brief visit to Arizona’s Grand Canyon

This article was originally on a blog post platform and may be missing photos, graphics or links. See About archive blog posts.

Now that they’ve seen Paris together this summer, you can also scratch Arizona’s Grand Canyon off the Obama family’s list of must-see sites.

The Chicago clan spent a little more than three hours Sunday not hiking but looking out at the large hole in the ground created by the Colorado River over more years even than Joe Biden served in the U.S. Senate. (See video below, much shorter than three hours.)

Obama in recent days was on a Western swing for two healthcare town halls and a Monday speech in Phoenix. On Saturday, the family made a brief tour of one part of Yellowstone National Park.

-- Andrew Malcolm

Speaking of must-sees, get your Twitter alerts of each new Ticket item by clicking here. Or follow us @latimestot